Swansea Prison information

Situated about half a mile from the city centre, on the coastal road. Building started in 1845 and was completed in 1861. It functioned as a prison for both male and female prisoners until 1922 when females were transferred to Cardiff Prison.

Swansea has since operated as a Local Prison, holding Cat B prisoners and young adults. In the early 1980s Swansea started the Samaritan-trained prisoner Listener Scheme that has now developed into a nationwide provision. An intensive prisoner support unit has been established to help prisoners with coping strategies. Delivery supports a range of interventions tailored to individuals who are ‘poor copers', persistent self harmers or have mental health issues.

200 Oystermouth Road

Tel: 01792 485300
Fax: 01792 485430
Safer custody hotline:  01792 485364

Governor: Graham Barrett

Director: Amy Rees

Operational capacity:497 (20/02/2019)

CNA: 268 (208/02/2019)

Reception Criteria: Adult male, all categories

Accommodation: Cellular

Escort Area/Contractor: GeoAmey (Courts & Transfers)

Local Authority: Swansea City Council

Constabulary: South Wales Constabulary

Probation Service:
South Wales Probation Service

IMB Chairperson: Tony McGetrick
Deputy Chairperson: Paul Baker

Latest Inspection Report: HMP Swansea - August 2017 (PDF)

Action Plan: HMP Swansea - February 2018 (PDF)

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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